Significant Shortcomings, Yameen Ismail, Preschool, Identity, Play, Gender
I’m a Girl! depicts a little blue donkey who is frequently mistaken for being a boy. She wears necklaces and plays with dolls, but she also makes messes, runs fast, and plays her music loudly. Throughout all her activities, she is quick to remind others that she is a girl, despite not being sweet all the time. The book concludes with her dancing with her friend, a lion, who celebrates being a boy just as the donkey celebrates being a girl.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"I'm a Girl!,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss10/9